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Highlights | Tigers defeated by league-leading Bears

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Watch the Match Highlights from the Gallagher Premiership game between Leicester Tigers and Bristol Bears (below on LTTV) at Mattioli Woods Welford Road in Round 21 of the 2020/21 season.

The fixture doubled as the first home game for Tigers Fans to attend in more than 15 months.

Tigers were beaten 26-23 by the top-of-the-table Bears who finished the game pinned on their own tryline.

Tigers had a succession of set-piece penalties just five metres from the tryline in the closing moments as Bristol lost a prop to a yellow card and there had to be a meeting of the officials and management to determine how many players they could have left on the field before the game ended with the defence intact.

Bristol had led 14-6 at half-time with enterprising tries from Semi Radradra and Harry Randall before the biggest cheer of the afternoon – in the first home game played in front of a crowd for 15 months – greeted a score from Hanro Liebenberg and conversion by Johnny McPhillips which put Steve Borthwick’s men in front at 16-14 after the break.

Bears, though, responded with two tries in three minutes as they chased a win that would confirm a home semi-final and stretch their lead at the top of the table.

Tigers fought back again with Julian Montoya steering a forward drive over the tryline to make it 23-26 and set up the finale.